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Cameron Brate
ADP: 25.12
Bye: 11
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 30.9
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 245
40 Time: 4.82
Speed Score: 87.80
SPARQx (Rank): 107.10 (57%)
Burst Score (Rank): 117.10 (52%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.64 (40%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.94 (39%)

Cameron Brate's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#30 Tight End

67.9 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
25.12 48.2 443.4 4 0.6 0.2

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Basic StatsCameron Brate's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • As of this writing, Rob Gronkowski is not under contract.
  • The Buccaneers also let TE O.J. Howard walk in free agency after his rookie deal finished last season. Tampa’s most significant addition to the position this offseason has been 4th-round pick Cade Otton, who is coming off ankle surgery.
  • Brate has played in every Bucs regular-season game since the start of 2017.
  • He posted a career-low 52.6% catch rate last year, following a career-best 82.4% in his 1st season with Tom Brady (not counting his 1 target, 1 catch rookie campaign).
  • Brate has averaged 1.8 receptions per game in each of Brady’s 2 Tampa seasons.
  • His 4.3 yards per target last season marked a career low and ranked last among 42 TEs with 30+ targets.
  • Brate tied for 8th most end-zone targets among TEs, falling just 1 short of Gronk’s total and beating his teammate by 1 TD on such throws, according to Pro Football Focus. Brate saw 16% of his targets in the end zone. Only 9 TEs sported a higher rate, and only 1 of those 9 (Hunter Henry) beat Brate in targets.
  • Gronk’s 5 missed games boosted Brate’s playing time over his rates of the previous 2 seasons. With Gronk back later in the year, though, Brate played 28% of snaps or less in 7 of the final 8 games.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

If Rob Gronkowski doesn’t return, then Brate could be set up for nice target volume. We’d bet on Tampa Bay adding a TE in that case, though. His best scenario would likely be for Gronk to return but then go down early in the season. Brate is best viewed as a late addition to best-ball teams with Tom Brady already rostered.

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Cade Otton, TE TB

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Rookie the Gronk replacement?

Speculating on the team's replacement plan in the wake of TE Rob Gronkowski's (2nd) retirement, Scott Smith of the team website highlights the potential of 4th-round rookie Cade Otton. Smith says "there is the potential for him to be the one tight end the Buccaneers keep on the field most often," with receiving skills that "many draft analysts" believe exceed his college usage and the fact that he's "already considered an above-average and very willing blocker." Smith goes on to say that there might not be a "single clear answer" and that the Bucs could just blend Otton, fellow rookie Ko Kieft, vet Cameron Brate and perhaps 1 more player. Otton is primarily a name to know for dynasty usage, but this also serves as a reminder to temper fantasy expectations for Brate. He's likely the team's best receiving bet at the position with Gronk gone. But Brate has also played less than 40% of Tampa Bay snaps in 3 straight years. Just 2 of those included Gronkowski, and he missed 5 games in 2021.

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TE Rob Gronkowski tells NFL insider Jordan Schultz that he's retiring. It's only June, of course, so there's plenty of time for Gronk to change his mind. In fact, he "retired" back in 2019 before eventually returning with QB Tom Brady and the Bucs in 2020. So we're not completely ruling out another season from Gronkowski. But he'd be tough to draft as more than a last-pick flier right now. Losing Gronk would be a big blow to a Bucs offense that lost WR Antonio Brown and has WR Chris Godwin iffy for the start of the season after tearing his ACL in December. TEs Cameron Brate and rookie Cade Otton are next up on Tampa's depth chart.

Update: Gronkowski confirmed his retirement on his Instagram. But his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, isn't totally buying it. “It would not surprise me if Tom Brady calls him during the season to come back and Rob answers the call," Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. "This is just my opinion but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob comes back during the season or next season.”

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Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is out for Sunday's game vs. Washington. HC Bruce Arians said earlier this week that Gronk is 2-3 weeks away from being back to 100%. TEs Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard have basically been splitting work with Gronkowski out, leaving them both as just TE2s.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski is "considered a game-time decision" for today's game against the Saints. "One source described optimism" for Gronk's chances of playing, Rapoport adds.

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Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Bears. HC Bruce Arians has been saying that Gronk is close to returning for 2 weeks now, but don't be surprised if he also misses Week 8. The Bucs have a Week 9 bye. With Gronkowski out the past 3 weeks, TEs O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate have both totaled 11 targets. Howard out-targeted Brate 7 to 4 last week, though, and is the superior Week 7 fantasy play.

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Cameron Brate, TE TB
Dynasty MVP 14.3
Position Rank #73 TE
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